@Tacykelly Thank you!! Looking forward to meeting (and being open ahh)!!
@Amanda T Thank you!! Haha yeah, I think that is pretty much the summation of our business so far - "wow, we're actually doing it." Pretty much every single day, my husband and I will turn to each other and say "wow, we have a small ice cream business." Which sounds ridiculous, but when you take a step back and look at it, it's kind of crazy. As is telling friends we haven't spoken to in awhile, "so what've you been up to?" & then "well, we started an ice cream business." Okay, that was a lot of quotes, so long story short, thank you!!
@DarlingMagpie Thank you, I wrote it almost exactly a year ago with NO idea what to expect - just knew I loved reading the Billfold & wanted to share the financial side of what we were getting ourselves into (plus free publicity is never bad). Have always worked for someone else, so this side is just so interesting to me. It's been a whirlwind of a year, I don't think I could have anticipated it all coming together like this in a million years, knock on wood that I'm not back in another year with a less than happy update! Yikes just made myself nervous haha.
@Meaghano Haha deal! On our prospectus, it will say, Meaghano is employee #1 and she has also worked at x,y,z and people will be impressed = crazy good valuation. Muahaha... I think we've just seen people use Kickstarter for not evil, but less than good (Zach Braff, ahem, why do you need all this money), but "do it in the right way" actually makes a lot of sense. You get from it what you put into it, going back to the roots of what Kickstarter was created for sort of thing. Unless you are a famous actor, in which case you just get a whole lot. Thanks, that actually helped a lot with my cognitive dissonance!!
@Meaghano Thanks for the advice! And wow way to work at some successful start-ups! Maybe just email me and tell me what start-up I should work for next instead of doing this whole ice cream thing. :) I think for us, there's just a general uncomfortableness with ASKING people for money, it just seems...I don't know. Uncomfortable. But it would definitely be a specific goal - the renovations on the property, which we are trying to keep as low as possible by doing as much ourselves as we can, but you need permits, licenses, an architect to okay everything and who knows what else (we will find out soon I imagine). But then people with lots of money ask for money on Kickstarter all the time (you guys did a great piece on it) so we will probably get over our qualms. But yeah, internal conflicts.
@madrassoup Aw thank you! More posts should come with ice cream, I agree. Or some sort of food.
@Stina Haha we welcome you with open arms! We would love to try and do shipping, with polar vortex #124987234 happening in the country, now seems to be a good time to try it. If you do drive 8 hours though, ice cream is on us.
@Stina Thank you! It is indeed a cream puff with ice cream. We made them with vanilla ice cream with whiskey caramel swirl for an event last Saturday.
@franklina Yes! We actually use Malley's chocolate for our chocolate ice creams. Try to stay local as much as possible. I was just introduced to Malley's Billy Bob's over Christmas, I normally hate chocolate with caramel & pecans, but dang, these were good.
@arecoleman This is my favorite comment ever. My husband wanted to put candy razor blades in our ice cream for Halloween last year (it's his favorite holiday), but thankfully we did not have a location at that time and nowhere to shill ice cream that day, so we didn't. Also, I told him we weren't ready for lawsuits. Mason Screamery is so much more appropriate.